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White House calls for legislation to stop Taylor Swift AI fakes

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Legislation needs to be passed to protect people from fake sexual images generated by AI, the White House said this afternoon. The statement, from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, came in response to a question about the spread of fake sexualized photos of Taylor Swift on social media this week.

Jean-Pierre called the incident “alarming” and said it’s among the AI issues the Biden administration has been prioritizing.

“Of course Congress should take legislative action,” Jean-Pierre said. “That’s how you deal with some of these issues.” She did not refer to any specific legislation that the White House was backing.

“There should be legislation, obviously, to deal with this issue.”

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